MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Grand Strand is set to host some of the best college golf teams in the country. The NCAA selected its championship host sites for the next five years on Tuesday, picking Myrtle Beach to host a 2019 Men's Golf Regional.
It will be played May 12-15, 2019 at TPC Myrtle Beach. The NCAA said the hosts are Coastal Carolina and the Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance.
Mike Anderson, the executive director for Myrtle Beach sports tourism, told WMBF News in a statement: "It's a GREAT day for the Grand Strand, TPC and all of our residents and visitors to come!"
Back in March, Anderson said the alliance had bid on 31 different events.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce president Brad Dean sent WMBF News a statement, saying, "We are thrilled to have the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional Tournament coming to the Myrtle Beach area in 2019. Hosting this event is a tremendous opportunity for the entire Grand Strand, as it solidifies the Myrtle Beach area as a great sports tourism destination, attracts regional and national publicity, and brings more visitors to our community. We are proud of the great success of past college athletic events and look forward to continue showcasing the Grand Strand as an ideal location for future high-profile sporting events."
Columbia was picked as a host site for the first and second round of the 2019 Men's Basketball Tournament. Greenville will host that same event in 2022.
Greenville was a host for the first two rounds of this year's event, after it was moved out of North Carolina because of HB2, North Carolina's bathroom bill that forced the NCAA and ACC championship events out of the state.
Also announced today, Clemson will host a 2020 Golf Regional in Salem and Greenville will host a 2020 Women's Basketball Regional.
Charleston was selected for the 2018 Men's and Women's Rifle Championships. The Citadel will be the host at McAlister Fieldhouse next March.